Mount Michael Benedictine School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students.
Benedictine values encompass a broad range of concepts that are central to life within a Christian community. It is quite possible to literally perceive dozens of values that can be deemed as Benedictine in nature. This a testimony to the breadth of “The Rule” and communal life established by Saint Benedict.
There are many opportunities for students to get involved at Mount Michael. Some are competitive, some are participatory. In either case it is all part of getting a well rounded educational experience.
Tuition & Financial Aid
2023-2024 Tuition, Room & Board & Payment Plans
- Freshman: $14,665
- Sophomore: $14,920
- Junior: $15,170
- Senior: $15,425
Five Day Residential: $7,440
Other fees include approximately $1,290 for registration, technology, health and wellness, etc. There are additional fees applicable to students depending upon their grade and status (e.g., graduation, meal charge, seven day residential, etc.).
Books and supplies vary based upon a student’s grade.
- Annual – Payment in full no later than July 5th, 2023
- Semester – Two equal payments: July 2023 and January 2024
- Quarterly – Four payments: July 2023, October 2023, January 2024, April 2024
- Monthly (Option 1) – 12 Monthly payments beginning May 2023 through April 2024
- Monthly (Option 2) – 10 Monthly payments beginning July 2023 through April 2024
Payment options may vary depending upon the status of the student (e.g., International students and transferring students).
SCHOLARSHIPS & Financial Aid
An investment in Mount Michael Benedictine School results in a tremendous head start on a college education. The Mount Michael curriculum prepares our graduates for success at top universities and colleges. Eighty-four percent of students earn college credits while still in high school. The average ACT score for 2021 was 28.9. This raises the Mount Michael 5-year average ACT score to 29.2. A Mount Michael education ensures an advantage in a college education.
An investment in Mount Michael also results in savings on college tuition by way of generous scholarship awards. The 58 members of the Class of 2021 were offered scholarship packages totaling more than $10.4 million, with 45% of the class receiving 4-year full tuition college scholarships. College tuition savings are also realized through Advanced Placement Courses.
Students are eligible for merit scholarships by taking the entrance exam at Mount Michael on January 13th, 2024. Scholarships are given to the top test takers of the entrance exam. In addition to the merit scholarships, during the entrance exam there is an optional essay at the end for the Booster Club Scholarship.
In order to be eligible for financial assistance, a family must complete a financial aid application and supply a copy of their latest Federal Income Tax Return along with their son’s application for admission. These forms will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee, which uses practices approved by national organizations to determine the amount of aid for which a family is qualified.
Mount Michael Benedictine School seeks to serve a diverse and talented student body. To achieve that end, Mount Michael Benedictine is committed to providing payment plans and financial assistance to qualified students whose families cannot afford the school’s full charges. Mount Michael Benedictine has multiple options for payment plans depending on the particular situation. For equitable determination of financial assistance, we use a third party to weigh and balance individual family needs with our available aid funds. Prospective Mount Michael families cannot apply for financial aid until after their son has been accepted to the School. Financial aid applications will be available upon request after that point.
The monks of Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey are the sole operators of Mount Michael Benedictine School. The School operates independently of the Omaha Archdiocese, other Benedictine communities, and the public education system. The total cost to Mount Michael Benedictine School of educating each student is more than the tuition charged. Other revenue sources such as endowment interest, donations, and auxiliary enterprises help subsidize all students, including those who do not receive financial aid.
Mount Michael Benedictine School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Mount Michael Benedictine School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.